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Cover Your Ass(ets): Planning for the Next Disaster

Cover Your Ass(ets): Planning for the Next Disaster

If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us, it’s the consequences of not being prepared. While nobody could have foreseen a worldwide pandemic shutting everything down for months, many of the systems that failed when COVID-19 first struck were just plain unprepared. People don’t like to plan for disasters. We like to assume that bad things won’t happen or that, if they do, they won’t affect us. But sooner or later, they always do.

That’s why you’ve got to be ready. Without adequate procedures and policies, many businesses had no clue how to let their employees work from home. Supply chain issues, travel bans, stay-at-home orders, shortages for PPE and cleaning supplies—all these things instantly and dramatically hampered businesses big and small. The question on everyone’s mind: “What now?”

Before the pandemic, everything was built on the premise of seamless efficiency. As an IT company that helps businesses grow, we love efficiency—but not at the cost of security. Throw one wrench into the machine—and COVID-19 was one big wrench—and everything grinds to a screeching halt.

Now we know better. You’re ready to secure the future of your business, and you’re going to be prepared for the next big wrench thrown your way.

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Getting Back to the Office During a Pandemic

Getting Back to the Office During a Pandemic

Many offices across the country are now allowed to reopen, albeit with some significant restrictions in place. You may very well find yourself returning to the office soon or have already done so. One thing is for certain: things are going to be a lot different than you were used to previously.  

Rather than dwelling on the past, it’s helpful to look forward. For one thing, it’s great that people are getting back to work. For workers who were furloughed or otherwise displaced during the lockdowns, returning to the office can mean breathing a big sigh of relief.  

But just because lockdowns are lifted to an extent does not mean it is time to rush back into things.

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